Through The Blue Foundation , we will be able to reach beyond our current community programs and focus on expanding our charitable giving in the communities where we live and work , said Bruce N. Bagni
, BCBSF senior vice president and general counsel.Bagni is the president of the foundation's board of directors
The Blue Foundation
for a Healthy Florida plans to operate as a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization and a separate philanthropic affiliate of BCBSF.The foundation filed its articles of incorporation with the state of Florida on March 12 , 2001 , and received its affiliate licensure from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
in June 2001.
Our mission is designed to be broad enough to have a significant impact on the many different health care challenges in Florida , Bagni
said.The foundation will accomplish its mission through a combination of grants and support for demonstration projects , research and policy initiatives , rather than directly financing the provision of health care services..
The board of directors include : Bruce N. Bagni
, Ed Cabrera , M.D. , Tony Jenkins , Randy M. Kammer , Patrick McCabe , Deanna McDonald and Susan F. Wildes.
Last year , BCBSF and its employees invested more than $3 million through charitable contributions and our employees donated thousands of hours in service to help the needy across Florida , Bagni
said.We are committed to continuing our good works and being a model corporate citizen..
For information on how to apply for a grant from The Blue Foundation
for a Healthy Florida
, contact the foundation office at ( 800 ) 477-3736 , extension 63215.
BCBSF is Florida's leading health care company.BCBSF and its subsidiaries serve more than 5 million Floridians.